Visit Local Farms
I might live in the city now, but I'll always be a country girl at heart. Last year, we finally ventured out and explored one of the local farms here in the Queen City. Let me tell you, if you haven't visited one of the local or nearby farms in your area during the fall, you should. There's so much to do like visiting the pumpkin patch, picking apples fresh from the orchard and Moo's favorite, getting to feed and see the animals!
There are activities for children of all ages. With Halloween coming up, many farms even have corn and hay mazes. This is one family activity that everyone needs to add their fall bucket lists. Visiting a local farm will be both fun and educational! Kids will get to see where the ingredients for their favorite fall foods (like soup) come from while having space to run around.
Fall is such a beautiful season with the leaves changing colors. Why not bring some of that beauty indoors with fall crafts like making wreaths, paper mache pumpkins, handprint turkeys and more. Moo and JJ absolutely crafting on the weekends. Recently we went on a nature walk to collect twigs, pine cones and acorns to make a few fall vases and table wreaths. We all had a blast!
Remember, the weather will continue to get cooler for many of us and there will be days when going to park isn't feasible. For those days, a having a great craft planned out will certainly come in handy to help fight off cabin fever and keep the kids entertained.
Host Family Movie Nights
We don't watch much tv during the spring or summer months. Between trips to the park, the pool and family cookouts, screen time is the last thing on our agenda. But come autumn, all this changes. Fall is hands down the best time of year enjoy screen time with the family, especially hosting family movie nights.
In case you didn't know, fall is the official kickoff to the holiday season. With Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas right around the corner, every weekend there's never a shortage off tv movies (new and old) to watch on your favorite channels. What could be more homey when it's cold outside than snuggling together as a family in front of the tv with a fresh bowl of buttery (soy butter in our case) popcorn in the warm of your home?
Did you know that studies have shown family mealtime is one of the best times for parents to bond with their children? However, in the fall aka Fall Soup Season, mealtime can end up rushed between work, picking the kids up from school, getting homework done, cooking dinner and making sure they get a decent night's sleep. Why not let Publix and Progresso help you spend less time at the stove and more time bonding around the dinner table?!
Right now you can stock up on family favorites like Traditional Chicken Noodle, Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder or Traditional Italian Wedding. This year we added Rich & Hearty Beef Pot Roast with Country Vegetables and gluten-free Traditional Chicken Rice with Vegetables to the mix as well. What's meal screams HELLO FALL more than a warm, delicious soup made from quality ingredients? Progresso soups have no MSG added, no artificial flavors, are low in fat and calories and they offer a variety of gluten-free options for those of us with gluten allergies!
Need more incentive to try out Progresso's Traditional or Rich & Hearty soups? Well, you can head into your local Publix and enjoy the following deals:
Oct 1st - Oct 7th: Buy One, Get One (BOGO) on all canned varieties of Progresso soup (this is an in-store coupon)
Oct 5th - Oct 18th: $1 off any 2 cans of all varieties of Progresso soup (this is an in-store coupon, offered at the shelf)
Oct 1st - Oct 30th: $1 off any 4 cans of all varieties of Progresso soup (Print here)
To make it even easier for you to enjoy Fall Soup Season with Publix and Progresso, I'm hosting a $15 PayPal Cash giveaway! All you have to do is use the widget below to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older.
What are some of your family's favorite fall activities?